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Here are Penang’s must-try food, quirky cafes, brand-new attractions and exciting parks all in a convenient list format to keep handy while travelling.


Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Clock Tower was donated by local Penang millionaire Cheah Chen Eok in 1897 to commemorate the sixtieth year of the Queen's reign.
Address: Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
To the dismay of parishioners of the Portuguese church there. Church Street also housed the headquarters of the notorious Ghee Hin secret society.
Address: Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Veteran rattan weaver Sim Buck Teik is a 'Living Heritage Treasure of Penang'. He is a second generation rattan weaver who inherited his skills from his father in their home district of Teochew, China before the family moved to Malaya.
Address: 393 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Ren i Tang is the result of a two year long restoration project on a 19th century Early Straits Eclectic Styled Building located within the core zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Address: 82A, Lebuh Penang, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Nasi Kandar is a real Penang speciality and takes its name from the Malay word for pole or kandar. In the old days, nasi kandar vendors would carry their baskets of rice and spicy Indian Muslim curries around town balanced across their shoulder on a long pole. Customers would simply stop them, choose their food and eat along the roadside. Today's nasi kandar restaurants offer diners a mouth-watering array of curries, vegetables, fish and meat dishes.
Address: 61, Lebuh Queen, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA. ()
Campbell Street is Penang's Fifth Avenue, a retail paradise where shoppers can stroll along the row of shophouses and feast their eyes on an array of goods.
Address: Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Rope Walk was named after the rope making activities on the street.
Address: Jalan Pintal Tali, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Thick medium or thin?
Address: Lebuh Ah Quee, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Roti Benggali came from the word Penggali (shareholders' in Tamil).
Address: Lebuh King, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Explore Penang island, the 'Pearl of the Orient' from its sandy shores to quaint countryside. Stops include a cottage industry - to witness the traditional handicraft of batik painting, the countryside for introduction of tropical spices like clove and nutmeg, local fruits like durian and try rubber tapping. Visit a typical Malay Village and feel the air of tranquility, and the legendary Snake Temple, where Pit Vipers adorn the altars. Back in town, check out the duty-free OE Factory Outlet, plus an option to be dropped-off at Straits Quay shop and dine centre. Duration of tour: 3.5 hours
Address: Penang, MALAYSIA
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